Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels has spoken out over ongoing speculation surrounding his future.
It’s not good news for Manchester United fans.
United have been consistently linked with a move for the German regardless of the fact he was named as BVB’s next captain after Seb Kehl gave up the role after announcing it was his final season with the German side.
There’s been talk of a winter bid for Hummels or a big money offer next year, as Louis van Gaal looks for the high profile signing to provide a contrast to the attacking talent he signed during the summer window.
However, the man himself has suggested that he’s BVB to the core and won’t be turning his back on the club the second an offer from a huge side comes in for him.
“It's nice to hear that big clubs like that are interested in you. I take that as a compliment. But it doesn't influence me in any way, otherwise. We earn enough here in Dortmund,” Hummels told Bundesliga Magazin International.
“There will always be someone who can pay more than BVB. But Dortmund have made a lot of progress during my time here. In any case: I believe that it's enough for me.”
Hummels is one of the most determined players in German football and his loyalty to BVB speaks volumes for Jurgen Klopp, who has been routinely forced to watch his best players leave for domestic and European rivals.
Hummels hasn’t completely ruled out a move away from BVB at some point in his career, but he says any move would be for football and not financial reasons, which also works against United.
“If one day I start thinking about playing abroad, money won't be the reason. But I don't even think about that at the moment. We still have so much further to go here.”
Until United get back into the Champions League and start winning domestic silverware again, they are going to miss out on players that have a similar mentality to Hummels.
By the time the club gets a realistic chance of signing for him, they may well have already moved on.